EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS SINCE 1901
For more than 115 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas.
GGU is California's fourth oldest private university, enrolling thousands of students and representing more than 68,000 alumni. The university's main campus is located in San Francisco with additional teaching sites in Seattle and Silicon Valley. In addition to evening and weekend classes, most courses and degrees are offered entirely online.
Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve by providing high-quality, practice-based educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions – as a nonprofit institution – in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity.
Accreditation & Licensing
WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)
GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.
- AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA)
- CALIFORNIA STATE BAR
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS (AALS)